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coach, podcaster, and champion of hope.

It was the day I heard the words "Your mess is your message" that I knew I was meant to be here, showing up in the world and shining my light.  I've had my share of messes (see below).  And it's definitely been a Hard Beautiful Journey.  

I love taking those hard moments and sharing with others how I have made it through them, to be a source of hope for someone else....whether that is through one on one coaching, group coaching or talking with someone on my podcast.

We are here to help one another and to lift each other up.  We weren't meant to do this thing called life alone.  There is so much to be grateful for, even in the darkest of moments.  Let me show you how I have found my way to a place of peace and happiness, even with all the pain and messy messes.

When I am not doing this work, I am doing the most important work God tasked me with...being a Momma to our three beautiful kids Avery, Ryder and Dylan.  You'll also find me reading, napping, meditating, singing, playing drums or downing copious amounts of coffee.   

coffee LOVER,speed reading bookworm,wanna be rockstar & professional napper


Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark.

_ Katrina Mayer

Hard                      Journey?  Here's Why...

James and I got married on a beautiful beach in Mexico with close friends and family in attendance on May 15, 2003.

Our little miracle, Avery Rose, arrived in this world on September 3, 2008.  It took 5 years & many, many tears to get her here with us and we are grateful every day that God gave us this gift.




The first 4-5 years of our marriage involved me finishing my CPA designation while doing infertility treatments to try & have a child.  Both of these situations led to my first BIG mental health breakdown.

Almost 5 more years and another round of IVF and these two miracles joined our family.  Ryder and Dylan were born April 7, 2013.


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2015 will always be remembered as one of the hardest years of my life...to that point. I didn't know then how hard it was really going to get.  And wow....did it ever.

My second BIG mental health breakdown - I found myself hiding behind the clothes in my closet, hiding from my kids.  And then I was on a beach getting the self-care I needed.




September 2016 our beautiful live in nanny Digna moved on to another family...and that's when things got REAL.  And when we were told all three of our kids have ADHD & ODD.

One night I was woken up by a very clear message - buy a microphone and start a podcast.  Ummmm ok?!  To talk about what?  And they said....your story.


The beginning of my spiritual awakening!  I am so eternally grateful for finally understanding why I've had a Hard Beautiful Journey & what I can do with it to help others.

A trip to Victoria, BC was when I found the clarity and direction for my coaching and podcast.  Helping those that struggle with addictions, mental health and unresolved trauma.



2022 (cont)

My beautiful brother Cory passed away on October 27, 2021 from a tragic drug overdose.  I thought I knew heartache and pain, but nope, this is a whole new level of grief I never thought I'd feel until much later in life.  
See below for a video I made of Cory for his Celebration of Life.

James and I decided to go our separate ways.  Here's hoping 2023 brings much better things.


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This is a safe space where we openly talk about mental health, unresolved trauma, and addictions.  You will find tools, resources and hope to guide you through your loved one's addiction.  

EP67 - 3 Ways parents can support their teen struggling with any form of addiction with aaron huey

EP64 - reconnection on purpose with dr. jody carrington

EP27 - sharing your pain heals you & others with theo fleury

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sibling grief
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Cory's Celebration of Life


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Travel blogger...please let this happen!

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Ice cream....always.

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